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I'd be off
18th June 2019 01:59 PM
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你是对的
Nǐ shì duì de
18th June 2019 04:39 PM
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Surreymag Offline

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Oh well I am sure he won’t be short of offers if he decides to off fuck.
18th June 2019 05:34 PM
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(18th June 2019 04:39 PM)liam1708 Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.你是对的
Nǐ shì duì de

Does that come with rice or noodles?
18th June 2019 06:39 PM
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Not a chink of truth in this story
18th June 2019 06:47 PM
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It's all Spanish whispers.
18th June 2019 07:30 PM
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I dont thinl Rafa has an interest in going to China.

I do think this is a bad leak, mind. Probably from Rafa's camp and that would be the first sign of them using the media as things arent going well, which they have form for.

I was hoping the silence all round was golden, that seems to be broken now.
19th June 2019 07:51 AM
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(18th June 2019 01:59 PM)tino Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.I'd be off

Cheapskate.
20th June 2019 11:08 AM
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Caulkin reckons Rafa is off.

The story of Newcastle United’s summer is a story of stasis and, as things stand, there will not be a happy ending, not as far as Rafa Benítez is concerned. With nine days to go until the manager’s contract ends at St James’ Park, talks about an extension have stalled and China is beckoning, offering money (lots of it), and a different sort of challenge. Benítez has one hand on the exit and trust has already left the building.

Nine days more, but it feels too late. As The Times reported earlier this week, Dalian Yifang head a list of Chinese Super League clubs seeking to negotiate with Benítez once his deal expires, prepared to offer him a £12 million salary. For them, the attraction is clear: a Champions League-winning manager available without compensation. For him, it is about impatience and narrowing options.

The backdrop to this story is both simple and complicated, featuring a dysfunctional club with its baffling owner, one of the best, most ambitious coaches of his generation, fractured relationships and a tortuous takeover saga that has delayed and disrupted everything. Once again, Newcastle find themselves on a precipice and, once again, nobody has pushed them there. They teeter and wobble, much of it their own doing.

Even with that context, it seems incomprehensible that Newcastle could have reached this point. Three years on from his arrival on Tyneside, when he spoke about an ailing club’s history and stature, Benítez is adored by supporters, hauling an honest team back from the Sky Bet Championship at the first attempt and then, with minimal investment, twice keeping them in the Premier League.

The Spaniard has never sought to leave. Quite the opposite. He has forged a deep connection with the city in a manner reminiscent of his time at Liverpool, where he won the European Cup and where his family are still based. All he has pushed for is a chance, to compete with clubs in the upper half of the Premier League, if not in terms of spending, then in ambition, speed of movement, growth of infrastructure. “We must do things right,” has become his mantra.

The club will say they have been attempting to tie Benítez down for the past 18 months with no success. They will certainly maintain that they want him to stay. Yet their initial approach came when the 59-year-old was fretting about the arrival of new players, adding to his frustration about the club’s priorities, about their approach to the transfer market, rather than soothing them. And talks since then have been haphazard.

When Benítez met Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley, Newcastle’s managing director, in London in the week after the end of the season, there was some optimism about a compromise being reached. A one-year extension appeared the most practical solution, giving Benítez an early get-out if the club failed to deliver and giving Ashley and Charnley some breathing space and then a chance to re-negotiate.

Progress since then has been interminable and when an offer came — one year, on the same £6 million annual wage and with none of the structural improvements Benítez had originally asked for — it did not feel like a breakthrough. Benítez is already paid a lot, but he has spent three prime years at a club allergic to its own potential and if they are not prepared to invest in other areas, surely his obsessive efforts to improve the team could be rewarded? Is that not the easy bit?

But this is Newcastle and nothing is easy. The Sun’s front page exclusive on May 27 — “Toon £350m Sheikh-Up” — revealing that Ashley had “agreed to sell” Newcastle to Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nehayan prompted euphoria on Gallowgate. Perhaps Ashley’s 12 years of negligence, contentious decisions, two relegations, and a drip-drip of corrosion to the club’s soul was about to end. Perhaps.

The complexities of Newcastle’s “takeover” are dense, but almost a month on from the Bin Zayed Group’s emergence, the club remains in Ashley’s hands. No exclusivity agreement has been signed and at least two other bidders, one of which is known to The Times, claim to be in the running, and at varying stages of progress. Discussions are being handled by Justin Barnes, Ashley’s Sports Direct fixer.

Newcastle have officially been up for sale since October 2017, since when both Amanda Staveley’s PCP Capital Partners and Peter Kenyon, the former Manchester United and Chelsea director, have led attempts to buy it. It is the third time that Ashley has tried to jettison the club he bought for £135 million in 2007, although sources close to the process insist that it is different now, that his desire to sell is genuine.

With bidders being played off against each other, with the details of moving money around, studying accounts and ticking administrative boxes dragging on, Benítez has been caught in the middle, on the one hand told by Charnley that it is business as usual this summer and on the other believing that it is anything but. He has asked for clarity and none has been forthcoming, in part because nobody really understands what will happen next.

None of it has been authoritative and the clock is ticking down. How can he commit to something — anything — so uncertain? Could he not wait, see how things develop and, if the worst happens, hang around until sacking season this autumn and have his pick of jobs? Definitely, but he is proud and stubborn, too, and he is sick of waiting, unconvinced by what he has heard, whether from Charnley or anybody else.

In any case, Dalian want him now. Backed by Wang Jianlin, the fourth richest man in China and worth £17.2 billion according to Forbes, they are 11th in the Super League and although Benítez has previously been dismissive about moving to the Far East, wanting to stay within touching distance of Merseyside, his wife and daughters, the landscape has changed. There are no openings in the Premier League and Newcastle are a lost cause.

Or are they? Even now, at this late, late juncture, could the impasse not break? Could there be an end to the logjam surrounding Newcastle’s future ownership? Could Ashley not, on a whim, lavish Benítez with praise or money or possibilities? At this most impenetrable of clubs, which has offered no public comment on Benítez’s position, nothing is impossible, but time is the biggest villain of all and time is almost up.

The next week or so may feel like forever. Benítez’s contract protects him from dismissal, to the tune of £6 million, right until the final day, but if Ashley, the retailer famed for his maverick streak, is waiting for his manager to blink first, then dismay will follow hard. It is the end game now and although this could still be the summer when Ashley finally leaves, for some overdue positivity at Newcastle, there may be a hefty price to pay. Benítez is going, going and almost gone.
(This post was last modified: 21st June 2019 05:37 PM by ToonArmy1892.)
21st June 2019 05:15 PM
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He had to write something because he is paid to do so. If he goes then he goes. He does seem to have a genuine affection for the club's supporters and the region. That's just one of the differences between him and the Alan. If this is his breaking point then so be it. If he walks away I doubt many would criticise him.
21st June 2019 07:36 PM
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He may have had contact with the proposed new owners, who have told him to ditch Ashley....
21st June 2019 07:40 PM
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i can't believe that he wants away to china given his wish to be close to his family in the wirral.............£12m is nice money though and as things stand he should fill his boots because nothing will change with mike ashley....benitez deserves so much better than this shit
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Surreymag Offline

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Totally agree fuck knows why he is waiting around it won’t change as long as Ashley holds the purse strings.
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It's going to be a shitshow of epic proportions if Rafa goes and Ashley stays like, worse than the Kinnear days.  Big Grin

I will be past caring if it happens and will want us to lose every match anyway. 

Thanks Mike.
22nd June 2019 07:24 AM
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It really is a sad situation the club finds itself in .
Unbelievable really....all because of one man.
It makes you wonder how he became a success in business.
I don't think anyone would blame Rafa for walking away...I certainly wouldn't.
We all hope for a happy ending to this....one way or another ...its getting close.
22nd June 2019 07:25 AM
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I think i will be done with football altogether, i've just about had enough of this shit.
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You just need to become indifferent to it all and focus on things that really matter, like beer and tabs and the cracking looking new woman across the road with big tits and an arse you could stand a pint on.
22nd June 2019 08:34 AM
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Remember when all those Chinese guys drowned picking cockles by the sea?

(22nd June 2019 11:10 AM)LALASAM Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.Remember when all those Chinese guys drowned picking cockles by the sea?

They were told to leave once the water got to knee high

(22nd June 2019 11:10 AM)LALASAM Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.Remember when all those Chinese guys drowned picking cockles by the sea?

(22nd June 2019 11:10 AM)LALASAM Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.Remember when all those Chinese guys drowned picking cockles by the sea?

They were told to leave once the water got to knee high

Ni Hi was driving the minibus Big Grin
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lipsquid Offline

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Go on...
22nd June 2019 12:23 PM
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Bit sick like considering 23 people died, but never mind eh?
22nd June 2019 02:00 PM
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Don't know if they're that bothered TBH. They're probably not even members of this forum.
22nd June 2019 06:02 PM
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Aye true like, plus they shouldn't have been in our country anyway the chinky twats
22nd June 2019 06:38 PM
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Howay lads.
22nd June 2019 09:27 PM
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Another thing that sticks out is Rondon.
Why has he not moved on?
Has Rafa said something to him...Doe's he know something we don't?.
The mind boggles.
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(23rd June 2019 10:06 AM)Kestrel 9 Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.Another thing that sticks out is Rondon.
Why has he not moved on?
Has Rafa said something to him...

What, like "I can get you £5M a year in China"?
23rd June 2019 11:33 AM
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Glad we will at least know something by Saturday, sick of this fucking not knowing.
23rd June 2019 01:04 PM
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I'll be in Beadnell on Saturday.
23rd June 2019 02:05 PM
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I miss the North East coast places like Beadnell. I was in Worthing yesterday shit beach. Anyway back to Rafa like others have said I just want to know what’s happening same with the take over.
23rd June 2019 02:27 PM
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If Rafa goes and Ashley stays...

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(23rd June 2019 01:04 PM)ToonArmy1892 Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.Glad we will at least know something by Saturday, sick of this fucking not knowing.

You would think and hope but with us there is always more torture. "Ashley and Rafa extent talks".
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